The 2017 Kew Community Festival will be held from Friday 3 March to Sunday 19 March. Kewmunity Day will be held on Saturday, 18 March and the Ecumenical Service on Sunday 19 March.


Planning is well under way for KEWfest17 but more ideas are welcome. To date, the only confirmed events are the Carmelite Ecumenical Service on 19 March and Kewmunity Day on 18 March, but there are lots of ideas for events, including:

  • the traditional community lunch, choral concert and Kew Traffic School Open Day;
  • an environmental expo;
  • spirituality through music (on the Labour day holiday);
  • a collage that the community can contribute to with their thoughts/ ideas/ photos of KEW;
  • an event at Hays Paddock playground.

As in past years, emphasis is placed on showcasing the cultural diversity of Boroondara.

Thanks to all our wonderful

Festival Partners for 2016

without whom the Festival just could not happen! If your organisation or business would like to support Kewfest17 financially or in kind, contact us for a sponsorship prospectus.Volunteers and new committee members are always welcome - it's fun and very rewarding.

Contact details - email: or phone 9853 9576

Who are we?

The Kew Community Festival

is a well-supported community festival capturing the diversity of Kew.

It has a rich history since 1974 of delivering quality events in Kew and involves activities and events presented over several weeks in March attracting approximately 10,000 people.

The Kew Festival engages the community in the Kewmunity Day, the Evening Concert and other free entertainment and promotes activities provided by community groups.

The Kew Community Festival is run at a variety of sites throughout Kew and Kew East, in the City of Boroondara, which is part of Greater Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Interested in participating?

You can register your interest by completing a form, for exhibitors, providers, volunteers and entertainers . New volunteers in particular are welcome to contact us at any time, as planning continues without a break.